Larry Needs Your Help

 

If you can donate even just a small amount, it will help us reach our goal of €500.

Visit KLAWS’ donation page and click the donate button to help Larry breathe clearly again. Don’t forget to mention Larry’s name when you donate!

Larry came to us almost exactly a year ago – May 2013 – from KLAWS Kerry. We knew he was FIV positive and hoped to find a home for him for KLAWS. But Larry wasn’t just FIV positive, he also had a sinus problem – and a head tilt, probably caused by his blocked sinuses.

So Larry visited the vet fairly frequently, trying all sorts of things to get rid of his nasal discomfort. Antibiotics would help initially, and then he’d backslide. We’d leave him off them for a while, and then try again, all the time worried that he’d be building up immunity to the different antibiotics – meaning they’d be no help to him at all in the long run.

After a while we realised Larry’s nasal problems were chronic and we wouldn’t be able to find a home for him. So he’s effectively with us as a long-term foster.

The vet swabbed his lil nose to find out what might be the problem and if there was anything that might help that we hadn’t tried. And a double dose of antibiotics resulted. But still no long term results.

A year later and the only thing that might help Larry is a nasal hoover, and drilling a wee hole in his nose to help stop the fluid build up (I’m not sure of the technical terms – my brain can’t retain vet speak). We need to take him to Gilabbey for the treatment.

And it will cost €500.

Ideally he would have an MRI scan first to pinpoint the best place to drill, but this would also cost €500 (meaning a total outlay of €1000) and the vets reckon that, though it would be preferable to carry it out, they can manage without it.

There is no guarantee the procedures will cure Larry. They should help him – though there is a chance they might not. But Larry is finding life more and more uncomfortable, and he needs this treatment to continue to enjoy the sunshine, the trees and the belly tickles.

KLAWS needs funding to help Larry, and others like him. Would you help KLAWS help Larry?

If you can donate even just a small amount, it will help us reach our goal of €500.

Visit KLAWS’ donation page and click the donate button to help Larry breathe clearly again. Don’t forget to mention Larry’s name when you donate!

We’re working on making donating easier – we’ll keep ye posted!

Thank you!

Music: Breathe ~ Pink Floyd

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